Italian Pavilion 2019 - Milovan Farronato

Ritratto di Milovan Farronato, curatore del Padiglione Italia alla Biennale Arte 2019

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Milovan Farronato is the curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 58. International Art Exhibition of Biennale di Venezia. Farronato was chosen at the end of a selection procedure, in which 10 representative names from the national art scene were invited to participate. The project was chosen by the Minister from the trio proposed by the Directorate-General.


From the proposals submitted, all of which pay attention to the most advanced international artistic trends, Farronato's project was selected. It focuses on a limited group of artists who are given space to present their works and investigate their creative universes. The 10 curators invited to participate in the selection are: Antonia Alampi, Laura Barreca, Andrea Bellini, Alfredo Cramerotti, Milovan Farronato, Luigi Fassi, Andrea Lissoni, Bruna Roccasalva, Francesco Stocchi, Roberta Tenconi. The selection of the curators was carried out by identifying personalities in the sector who in recent years have carried out significant activities not only in the field of curating contemporary art exhibitions, but also in the field of research. The choice was made taking into account the experience gained in the national and international field, also ensuring the presence of young and established artists.


Milovan Farronato is the Director and Curator of Fiorucci Art Trust, for which he has developed the Volcano Extravaganza Festival in Stromboli since 2011. Together with artist Paulina Olowska, he founded in 2014 the Mycorial Theatre symposium in Rabka, Poland, which in 2016 migrated to São Paulo, Brazil. Further collaborations include Magazine Sessions (in 2016) with the Serpentine Galleries in London. He also conceived The Violent No! as part of the 14th Istanbul Biennial in 2015. From 2005 to 2012, he was Director of the non-profit organisation Viafarini and Curator at DOCVA Documentation Centre for Visual Arts, Milan. From 2006 to 2010 he was Associate Curator at the Galleria Civica in Modena, for which he curated in 2006 the group exhibition Egomania and the solo shows of Ugo Rondinone and Yayoi Kusama; in 2007, the solo show of Katharina Fritsch; in 2008, the two-person show of Runa Islam and Tobias Putrih and in 2009 the solo show of Christian Holstad. He was professor of Visual Culture at CLADEM, IUAV University, Venice, from 2008 to 2015.


Farronato's curated exhibitions include Nick Mauss, Illuminated Window, La Triennale and Torre Velasca, Milan 2017; Lucy McKenzie, La Kermesse Héroïque, at Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice 2017; Si Sedes Non Is at The Breeder Gallery, Athens, 2017. He was part of the curatorial team of the Dhaka Art Summit, 2017 and is on the Development Committee of Chisenhale Gallery in London. Farronato is the editor of various publications and his texts have been published by Mousse Magazine, Flash Art, ATPDiary, CURA, Artribune, Tate Etc., L'Uomo Vogue, Fashion Trend, among others.

Ultimo aggiornamento in data 11 December 2023